Matthew R. Ernst, P.E.

Structural Project Engineer/Principal

Matt joined EV in 2010 after completing his master’s degree.  He earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Union College. His Master’s Thesis Research was on the Structural Analysis of the Shelburne Farms Breeding Barn Using Resonant Frequencies and Computer Modeling.

Matt become a principal of the firm in 2019 and continues to grow in this leadership role with EV.

Matt’s project experience includes the Pizzagalli Center for Art & Education at Shelburne Museum, the new Peak Lodge at Killington Resort, the new State Office Building and Power Plant in Waterbury and many residential projects in New England and New York. With research experience in both mechanical and civil disciplines, Matt strives to seek innovative solutions for sound infrastructure and sustainable designs.

Why did you choose EV?

For its challenging, yet light-hearted work environment.

What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?

Working collaboratively with clients and co-workers.

What’s your favorite way to pass time?

Spending time outdoors with friends and family. Rock climbing, backcountry skiing, and hiking with the baby backpack are among the current favorite activities.

What’s the best advice you’ve received—so far?

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

If you were deserted on an island, what one thing would you want to have with you?

Snacks. Lots of snacks.

What is your proudest accomplishment to date?

Professionally: Passing the 16hr Structural Engineering exam and becoming a Professional Engineer.

Personally: Raising my first child through year one!

If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?

Mountain Guide.

What is your favorite project you’ve worked on?

Killington Resort Peak Lodge.